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2012 Duke Blue Devils football team

The Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Blue Devils were led by fifth year head coach David Cutcliffe and played their home games at Wallace Wade Stadium. They were a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in fifth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Belk Bowl, the program's first bowl game since 1995, where they were defeated by Cincinnati.

2012 Duke Blue Devils football
Duke Athletics logo.svg
Belk Bowl, L 34–48 vs. Cincinnati
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2012 record6–7 (3–5 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorKurt Roper (5th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Knowles (3rd season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumWallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 33,941)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 10 Florida State xy$   7 1         12 2  
No. 11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † North Carolina ineligible for ACC title, championship game, and bowl game due to NCAA sanctions.[1]
    ‡ Miami ineligible for ACC title, championship game, and bowl game due to self-imposed sanctions.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 PMFlorida International*ESPN3W 46–2631,117
September 810:30 PMat No. 21 Stanford*P12NL 13–5044,016
September 157:00 PMNorth Carolina Central*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC (Bull City Gridiron Classic)
ESPN3W 54–1722,829
September 226:00 PMMemphis* 
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPN3W 38–1423,658
September 2912:30 PMat Wake ForestACCNW 34–2728,743
October 63:00 PMVirginia
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCRNW 42–1726,856
October 1312:30 PMat Virginia TechACCNL 20–4165,632
October 207:00 PMNorth Carolina
ESPNUW 33–3033,941
October 273:30 PMat No. 10 Florida StateESPNUL 7–4871,467
November 37:00 PMNo. 9 Clemson
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPN2L 20–5631,894
November 173:30 PMat Georgia TechESPNUL 24–4241,904
November 2412:30 PMMiami (FL)
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 45–5226,895
December 276:30 PMvs. Cincinnati*ESPNL 34–4848,128

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 ACC Media Guide" (PDF). theacc.com. ACC. p. 115. Retrieved December 10, 2018.